Department of Internal Medicine and Neurology

Current Residents

 


 

Class of 2021

Meredith Clouse, M.D.

Meredith Clouse earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Clouse is a neurology resident. Prior to joining the Clinical Neuroscience Institute, she served as a teaching assistant for problem-solving in biomedical engineering at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Dr. Clouse enjoys playing the harp and piano, as well as reading, traveling and cooking.


Eric Creed, D.O.

Eric Creed earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine (NC) in 2017. Dr. Creed is a neurology resident. Prior to joining the Clinical Neuroscience Institute, he served as an academic peer tutor at Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine. He enjoys writing poetry, studying Ancient Greek and Roman history, and playing golf.


Ibrahim Mustafa, D.O.

Ibrahim Mustafa earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2017. Dr. Mustafa is a neurology resident. Prior to joining the Clinical Neuroscience Institute, he served as a volunteer for the American Lung Association, DOCARE International, and Pulmonary Critical Care and Allergy/Immunology in Nevada. He enjoys playing basketball, hiking, kickboxing, and painting.


Nicholas Ressa, M.D.

Nicholas Ressa earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in 2017. Dr. Ressa is a neurology resident. Prior to joining the Clinical Neuroscience Institute, he served as a laboratory technician in quality control at Ideas, Incorporated in Illinois. He authored the following publications: “The Reasons Behind the Ink,” co-author, Cutis Dermatology Magazine November 2016, survey study looking into the reasons people get tattoos/tattoo removal; “The Protective Effect of Host Heat Shock Protein 70 against Salmonella typhimurium Induced Gastroenteritis in vivo,” co-author, research and poster completed Spring 2012- Midwestern University, and “A look into the use of how heat shock proteins can provide an innate defense to salmonella without the use of antibiotics, preventing resistance.” He enjoys playing hockey and running marathons.


Class of 2022

Luke Bramlage, M.D.

Luke Bramlage earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Bramlage is a neurology resident. Prior to joining the Clinical Neuroscience Institute, he served as an intern at HealthSpot in Dublin, Ohio. He authored the following publication “Seminarian Outreach Pilot Project” co-author, The Linacre Quarterly, Feb 2016, 116-117. He enjoys Ohio State football, soccer, video games, Star Wars, and home brewing beer.


Adam Deardorff, M.D., Ph.D.

Adam Deardorff earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Deardorff is a neurology resident. Prior to joining the Clinical Neuroscience Institute, he served a teaching assistant for multiple courses at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.

He authored the following publications: “Development of emotional intelligence in a Team-Based Learning internal medicine clerkship” co-author, Medical Teacher, Sept 2012, 34(10):802-806; “Lateral superior olive function in congenital deafness” co-author, Hearing Research, July 2011, 277(1-2): 163-175; “Expression of postsynaptic Ca2+activated K+ (SK) channels at C-bouton synapses in mammalian lumbar alpha-motoneurons” co-author, Journal of Physiology, Feb, 2013, 591(4):875-897; “Assessing first year medical students attitudes of the effectiveness of Team-Based Learning” co-author, Journal for the International Association of Medical Science Educators, July 2010, 20(2): 68-72; “Swimming against the tide: Investigations at the C-bouton synapse” co-author, Frontiers in Neural Circuits, Sept 2014, 8(106): 1-17; “Sound stimulation modulates high-threshold K(+) currents in mouse auditory brainstem neurons” co-author, European Journal of Neuroscience, Nov 2010, 32(10): 1658-1667; “Redistribution of Kv2,1 ion channels on spinal motoneurons following peripheral nerve injury” co-author, Brain Research, Feb 2014, 1547(1) 1-15; “Actively-dependent redistribution of Kv2.1 ion channels on rat spinal motoneurons” co-author, Nov 2016, 4(22): e13039 1-11; “Muscle proprioceptors in adult rat: Mechanosensory signaling and synapse distribution in spinal cord” co-author, Journal of Neurphysiology, Aug 2017, 1-20; “Complex impairment of IA muscle proprioceptors” co-author, Journal of Anatomy, Aug 2015, 227(2): 221-230; “Developing a research-focused learning community at one medical school” co-author, Medical Science Educator, April 2011, 21(1S): 98-103.

He enjoys running, playing the guitar and the ukulele, and music.


Brandon Hendrix, M.D.

Brandon Hendrix earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Hendrix is a neurology resident. Prior to joining the Clinical Neuroscience Institute, he served as a teaching assistant at Eastern Michigan University’s Department of Biology. He authored the following publications: “The Future of Neuroregenerative Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease” co-author, Current Tissue Engineering, Mar 2014, 3(1): 25-33; “Secreted type of amyloid precursor protein induces glial differentiation by stimulating the BMP/Smad signaling pathway” co-author, Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, May 2014, 447(3): 394-399. He enjoys the violin (classical blues) and other instruments, Stephen King novels, and science fiction TV shows and movies.


Emery Steele, M.D.

Emery Steele earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Steele is a neurology resident. Prior to joining the Clinical Neuroscience Institute, he served as a researcher at Indiana University School of Medicine. He authored the following publication: “Eosinophils Are Recruited in Response to Chitin Exposure and Enhance Th2-Mediated Immune Pathology in Aspergillus Fumigatus Infection” co-author, Infection and Immunity, Aug 2014, 82(8): 3199-3205. He enjoys motorcycle riding, repair, and maintenance; writing, performing, and recording piano music; competitive and recreational weightlifting; and is an eSports enthusiast.


Class of 2023

Arun Balagopal, M.D.

Arun Balagopal earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. He received his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from New Mexico State University.  Prior to joining the Clinical Neuroscience Institute, he served as an SAP IT Technical consultant at Capstone Turbine Corporation.


An Cao, M.D.

An Cao earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Biology from the University of Kansas.  Prior to joining the Clinical Neuroscience Institute, she served as the University of Kansas Medical Center Student Diversity Council co-president.


Sarah Liston, D.O.

Sarah E. Liston earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. She received her Master of Science in Molecular and Integrative Physiology from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the Clinical Neuroscience Institute, she served as a research associate at the University of California Davis Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute. She co-authored the following publication "Early brain enlargement and elevated extra-axial fluid in infants who develop autism spectrum disorder." Brain. 136. (2013): 2825-2835. Dr. Liston enjoys jewelry making, cooking, reading historical fiction, travel, piano, and dogs. 


Steve Platko, M.D.

Steven Platko earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. Prior to joining the Clinical Neuroscience Institute, he served as a researcher at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. 


Class of 2024

Cody Ciaramitaro, M.D.Cody Ciaramitaro, M.D.

Cody Ciaramitaro received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Central Michigan University College of Medicine. He received his Bachelor of Science from Grand Valley State University. Prior to joining the Clinical Neuroscience Institute, he served in multiple tutor and mentorship roles throughout his time at both GVSU and CMU. He presented the following projects: "Multifocal Hobnail Hemangioendothelioma occurring with cutaneous and intraabdominal lesions exhibiting features of pure Dabska-type and Retiform Hemangioendothelioma" at the American Society of Dermatopathology 54th Annual Meeting and "Numb Chin Syndrome in Sickle Cell Crisis" at the 2019 Michigan American College of Physicians Annual Fall Scientific Meeting. He enjoys mixed martial arts, board games, and science fiction novels.


Louis Curtis, M.D.Louis Curtis, M.D.

Louis Curtis earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He received his Master of Science in Bioengineering from the University of Louisville.  Prior to joining the Clinical Neuroscience Institute, he served as an instructor for Kaplan Test Prep and six years as a researcher in the field of computational modeling of tumor growth dynamics, nanotherapeutics, and immunotherapeutics. He worked as a bioengineer at the Center for Predictive Medicine and as an engineer for Cook Medical Inc. He enjoys sports, cooking, video games, playing with his two cats, and playing guitar.


Stephen Fuqua, D.O.Stephen Fuqua, D.O.

Stephen Fuqua, D.O., earned his Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from Lincoln Memorial University in 2020.  Prior to completing his medical degree, he earned his Master of Biomedical Science from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2014 and his Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology and Physiology from Purdue University in 2011.  He has previously worked as an EMT, a research assistant, administrative assistant, and archery instructor. He enjoys reading, video games, playing the piano, and baking bread.


Graham Reid, D.O.Graham Reid, D.O.

Graham Reid, D.O., earned his Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas Campus in 2020.  Prior to completing his medical degree, he earned his Bachelor's of Science from Emory University in 2013 and Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology at Oxford College of Emory University in 2011. His hobbies include intramural soccer, exercise, skateboarding, cooking, violin, and the Japanese language.


 

 

Last edited on 02/08/2021.